Full coverage: President Trump becomes the third U.S. president to be impeached
The Senate acquitted President Trump of abusing the power of his office and obstructing Congress’ investigation into his conduct, ending the third presidential impeachment trial in American history.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), the Republican Party’s presidential candidate eight years ago, became the only GOP lawmaker to join Democrats in voting to convict the president — on one of the articles of impeachment — for what he called “an appalling abuse of public trust.” It made for a dramatic conclusion to what both parties had expected to be a purely party-line vote.
For Trump, the Senate verdict allows him to declare victory as he turns toward a reelection bid. But unlike any president in modern history, he will run under the stigma of having been impeached by the House — a move with unknown political consequences.